Orkney Islands Council
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|• Body||Orkney Islands Council|
|• Total||990 km2 (380 sq mi)|
|Area rank||Ranked 16th|
|Population (2010 est.)|
|• Rank||Ranked 32nd|
|• Density||20/km2 (50/sq mi)|
|ISO 3166 code||GB-ORK|
The Orkney Islands Council is the local authority for Orkney, Scotland. It was established in 1975 by the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 and was largely unaffected by the Scottish local government changes of the mid-1990s.
It provides services in the areas of Environmental Health, Roads, Social Work, Community Development, Organisational Development, Economic Development, Building Standards, Trading Standards, Housing, Waste, Education, Burial Grounds, Port and Harbours and others. The council is allowed to collect Council Tax.
The council is also the harbour authority for Orkney and its Marine Services division manages the operation of the islands' 29 piers and harbours.
- "Social Work Inspection Agency: Performance Inspection Orkney Islands Council 2006. Chapter 2: Context." The Scottish Government. Retrieved 8 September 2009.
- Council, orkney.gov.uk. Retrieved 3 July 2015.
- Marine Services, orkneyharbours.com. Retrieved 3 July 2015.